Five-act Italian Renaissance commedia, adapted from Plautus' Menaechmi by Bernardo Dovizi, later appointed cardinal by Pope Leo X. It was the first comedy of note written in Italian prose, and also one of the first modern plays to include cross-dressing characters
Printing date of 1559 in colophon: "In Fiorenza, appresso i Giunti. MDLIX."
Signatures: A-E F
Woodcuts: title vignette, repeated on colophon (a later Giunta device featuring a lily plant, entwined with a serpent)
Decia, D. I Giunti tipografi editori di Firenze
Clubb, L.G. Italian plays
BM STC Italian, 1465-1600
Allacci, L. Drammaturgia
Gamba, B. Serie dei testi di lingua
Spec. Coll. copy: 18th-century mottled tan calf; triple gilt fillet; ornamental gilt spine, with gold-stamped title "Calandra. Commedia"; inner gilt dentelles; marbled endpapers; edges stained red. Purchase, Maggs Bros., 1999
Pages not asserted because pagination appears on only one side of the book.